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Viall is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a calf-heard which was in turn derived from the Old French word veel, meaning calf.

Viall Early Origins



The surname Viall was first found in Gloucestershire where two knights by the name De Vile were honored in the Honour Roll of Battle Abbey in 1066 and were granted lands in that shire.

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Viall Spelling Variations


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Viall Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Viall has been recorded under many different variations, including Veale, Veal, Viall, Vile, Viell and others.

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Viall Early History


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Viall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Viall research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Viall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Viall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Viall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Viall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Viall In Ireland


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Viall In Ireland



Some of the Viall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Vialls were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Viall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Viall, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639

Viall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hack Viall, aged 29, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738

Viall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Viall U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Viall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Viall, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Viall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Viall (post 1700)



  • Edward J. Viall, American politician, Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan (1946 to 1948)
  • Kenneth Abbott Viall (1893-1974), American Bishop of Tokyo (1949)
  • James A. Viall, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880
  • Herbert B. Viall, American politician, Mayor of Keene, New Hampshire, 1889-90
  • George Marcius Viall (b. 1849), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State Senate from Bennington County, 1882; Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Dorset, 1886, 1904, 1910
  • Edward J. Viall, American politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1946-48

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Viall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Viall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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